Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
LOL, Yes I have had my thyroid checked. LOL. I laugh because the last time I had it checked it was 1.7 low normal. BUT IT'S NORMAL they said. LOL.. I have a cyst on my thyroid too, but again lol, not big enough to be a problem. I have gained 40 lbs and still going in the last 5 years. I do get my vit. D checked, but have to do this on my own. I do take vit. D3. I have read that vit. D3 is helpful to war off cancer. My levels were 11 at one point. I am not told what the levels are. But I take it anyway. When my shin bones hurt I know I am not getting enough.
And yes I do have dry itchy skin. But I also have these spots on my arms and legs that start out tan/red, they then they get a crust on them. A dermatologist told me that they are freckles. I do not know anyone who gets crusty topped freckles. I also have lumps under my skin which no one seems to know what they are and why. GRRRRR.
I do not have any meds except for the vicodin 750 5x's a day now. I am taking cymbalta, but that just doesn't help either. And I can't afford it. I have tried numerous natural things, to no avale either. I know they say MSM is good for pain and bromelain, but I have not had any relief with those either. I guess I am getting desperate now again. I get this way from time to time. I had two good weeks in February. My husband asked what I was taking during that time. I said I wasn't doing anything different.
Hey Deb...this is just my own experience but the slightest 'off reading' on a thyroid test can wreak havoc with the ole bod! A half a point either way should not be treated as 'within normal range'. It didn't happen to me, but it did my mom. It took two years to figure out that all her problems were her thyroid and she too kept hearing it was 'low normal.' The emotional swings and skin issues were what finally convinced the doctor it was her thyroid. She went on Synthroid and it all disappeared! Just my two cents!